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Jan 30, 2010 11:00pm EST
continues in haiti with controversy over military airlift of victims to the united states. during this disaster, the world has shown an overwhelming amount of caring and compassion, and we saw that in action tonight as 22 marylanders volunteered to bring help to a country that desperately needs it. they are packed, ready to go, and going to haiti tonight. a 22-member medical team from shock trauma. governor martin o'malley was there to say goodbye. >> i wanted to thank all the people here from the university of maryland for representing all of us and trying to provide some relief to people who are suffering and hurting after the earthquake. >> field hospitals are overflowing and have long waiting lists. many haitians could die unless the u.s. military resumes airless to the united states. >> it is difficult to release these people with no food and no house. it is challenging. >> residents are turning to a black market for badly needed medical supplies, which is why these maryland doctors and nurses are bringing 8,000 pounds of equipment, medications, and supplies to the capital city. t
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Jan 31, 2010 6:00pm EST
critical patients to the united states for care. 3 haitian children were airlifted by private jet today to the children's hospital in philadelphia. on wednesday, the u.s. military halted medevac flights after a dispute over where they would go and who would pay for it. >> and we would like to present this to you. 10,000 dollars. >> this seen it at a church in northwest baltimore. -- this scene at a church. the church pastor says is an effort to show the people of haiti that the church is committed to their recovery. if you drive a toyota, you will want to stay with us tonight. there is a pr push ahead of a major announcement. >> we are looking to the west to see what happens as far as the next storm. at the moment, clear skies. temperature is beginning to drop off. many adults don't meet the recommended daily intake for all vitamins and minerals through diet alone. that's why there's... it helps provide key nutrients your body could be missing. one serving of boost contains twenty-six essential vitamins and minerals plus 10 grams of protein. these nutrients help promote bone health and mus
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Jan 23, 2010 11:00pm EST
, but a totally different picture tomorrow. >> vice president joe biden announced the united states will appeal a court decision dismissing manslaughter charges against five black water security guards. they are accused of the 2000 shooting that killed 14 iraqi civilians. the vice president spoke after a meeting with the president in baghdad. >> the u.s. is determined to hold accountable anyone who commits crimes against the iraqi people. while we fully respect the independence and integrity of the u.s. judicial system, we are disappointed by the judge's decision to dismiss the indictment. >> the u.s. has resisted iraqi demands that the contractors face trial in iraqi courts. >> conan bids farewell to "tonight show " viewers. we will have a look back at the show. >> one of those pacific storms is on the way. we will i calculate my own payroll. it works... pretty well. right, guys? announcer: there's an easier way. do your payroll with intuit online payroll. just enter employee hours. it calculates all the taxes and creates paychecks. get a 30-day free trial at intuit.com. hos15% or more
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Jan 3, 2010 6:00pm EST
flying into the united states from other countries will face tougher screenings, including full body scans. travelers from seven high risk countries, including nigeria and yemen, will be getting full body pat downs and inspections of luggage. it is the latest security measure after the plot allegedly hatched by al qaeda. on a sunday talk show, counter- terrorism adviser john brennan admitted the intelligence issue had failed to connect a series of dots. he says the system is not broken. >> there was no piece of intelligence but said this man is a terrorist. we might have had a partial name, but there was nothing that brought it together. >> that have haunting echoes for the 9-11 commission share, who argues the delegation has been distracted by health care and other distractions. a former cia chief michael hayden says it is important -- a time for ordinary americans to make tough choices. >> what is the balance the american people want between their privacy and the security? >> the u.s. and british embassies have been ordered closed and make new evidence of kited is planning a new at
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Jan 28, 2010 6:00pm EST
, which aid -- which are a career path way. >> to have the president of the united states once again affirming the importance of community college is very energizing and exciting. >> president obama says he wants to get a break to college graduates who take as student loans. they will be required to pay only 10% of their income on student loans. and they will be forgiven after 10 years if they choose a career in public service. >> the president's stop in baltimore tomorrow will start earlier than expected. at noon, he is expected at the renaissance hotel at the house gop retreat. it is said to be another attempt at bipartisanship. but before that, he will tour the machine co., a small business in highlandtown. that is where he is expected to detail his job creation proposal. he began unveiling it today in florida. >> will be building a high-speed rail lines right here in tampa, putting people to work. >> included in the present $8 billion national rail project is a system that would connect baltimore to b.w.i. marshall airport. members of the baltimore city council want to reduce the
NBC
Jan 14, 2010 5:00am EST
electricity. nothing. >> the united states is taking the lead in getting help to haiti. >> we have to be there for them in their hour of need. >> the u.s. vincent was deployed. army, aircraft and marines. his house barely standing, haiti's president spoke to brian williams. >> i know the -- of the people of the united states. i thank them for this gesture. >> haitian-americans gathered in washington and new york holding vigil for millions caught in a cruel disaster. still about 45,000 americans in haiti. so far only a fraction of them have contacted the u.s. embassy. >> this morning four johns hopkins students in haiti are said to be ok and local aid is on the way. >> good morning. well, the u.s. navy command has yet to say whether the ship will be headed to haiti but we know it has been activated and we know it is set to set sail on monday. it needs five days to get the ship ready. 60-70 civil mariners. their job will be to navigate, operate and maintain the u.s.s. comfort which is a floating hospital. they have 12 operating rooms along with intensive care and recovery wards. they have
NBC
Jan 16, 2010 11:00pm EST
, personally delivering usa. >> the united states is a friend, a partner, and a supporter. >> but as the food, water, and medical supplies make their way to those who need them most, it has become clear the massive relief effort still does not even come close to matching the need here. >> at the white house today, three united states presidents promised help for haiti. president obama announced that president george w. bush and bill clinton have agreed to throw their weight behind a massive fund raising effort. brian moore has that story from washington. >> president obama and listed his two predecessors for a massive fund raising effort. >> these two leaders send an unmistakable message to the people of haiti and the people of the world. in these difficult hours, america stands united. >> generous americans have already given millions. in pasadena, the owners did -- donors did not even have to step out of their car. vice-president by and ushered haitian americans that help is coming, despite a logistical bottleneck caused by the widespread devastation. >> as the general said, it is like
NBC
Jan 26, 2010 12:00pm EST
about the next speech. >> the president of the united states. [applause] >> to americans, tomorrow night. this morning, congress comes out with more bad news on the deficit. even allies acknowledged the president's spending freeze would only make a dent. in washington, back to you. >> metro workers were killed this morning on the tracks. happened a few blocks from the rockville metro station. workers were installing new automatic train control systems when they were hit. one died on the scene, the other of the way to the hospital. in june, eight passengers and a train operator were killed in a crash. two other workers were killed in an accident last year. >> things to their call rather than yesterday, but we are dealing with a little disturbance rotating through giving us some stuff that is trying to make it to the ground, but it is not really happening. a light makes is going on, but the air is pretty dry out there. so maybe we will just see a light flurry this afternoon. right now, it really is not making it to the ground. bottom line, temperatures in the 40's, cooler than yesterday, t
NBC
Jan 13, 2010 6:00am EST
the united states. we are watching the roasting of the brave and bland. how does this work? >> >we caramelized the shippers. -- sugars. >> we tried to get this on camera. it smells amazing. the smells in here are unbelievable. you have to check it out. get on the ravens bandwagon. let's talk raven -- whether. -- weather. we will see temperatures moderate tomorrow. we are looking forward to the end of the week including the saturday night playoff game against the colts. we are working on a different tree -- drink that has some chocolate in it. we are building to the grand finale. they have equipment from all over the world. it is quite an operation. it is really fascinating. >> temperatures are cold but not unusual for this time of year. we are watching some cloud cover drifting out of pennsylvania. it is not going to be completely clear to start the day today. this activity should stay north of us. you get moisture driving southbound into maryland. when high pressure is around, things stay pretty quiet. the upper 30's and low 40's. clear tonight and cold with temperatures dropping
NBC
Jan 31, 2010 5:00am EST
to the united states. >> it is difficult to discharge these people to the united states with no food and no help. >> many pharmacies were destroyed in the quake. residents turning to a black market for badly needed medical supplies, which is why these maryland doctors and nurses are bringing 8,000 pounds of equipment, medication, and supplies to the capital city. once on the ground they will work around-the-clock shifts performing 200 surgeries a week laying the groundwork for a long-term emergency medical response. >> it is something this hospital is going to be doing for a while for the people in haiti to get them started so they can get their patients up and running. >> by doing what maryland does best. >> kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the shock trauma team will be replaced by a new team in baltimore in a few weeks. >> nine americans arrested on suspicion of child trafficking. the americans were trying to take 33 children across the border into the dominican republic. haiti has imposed new restrictions on adoptions which now requires the prime minister's ourgs. -- authoriza
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Jan 27, 2010 12:00pm EST
more than 100 million users in the united states and 350 million worldwide. last month it had nearly 112 million unique visitors in the u.s. it also says that users spend twice as much time on facebook then on myspace and 10 times longer than on twitter. we finally get a look at the long awaited mr. device by a. the tablet is supposed to be available this afternoon. the internet is buzzing. among other things the apple tablet has the apps of an iphone and a 10-inch display. the announcement of reduced workers' follows the trends of the last two years by for verizon. verizon still posted a fourth quarter loss. the biggest contributing factor is that more people are cutting off their landlines. home depot is prepared to cut 1000 jobs. they sent 7 e-mail announcing the layoff to do. it is part of a structural change including closing three underperforming stores. workers will get at least 60 days' severance and be eligible for any end of the year payouts. >> now your instaweather forecast. >> it is turning out to be fairly decent today. a little bit of cloud cover around, but no big dea
NBC
Jan 29, 2010 11:00pm EST
blasts the united states for climate change and called for a boycott of u.s. goods. last week, a take purported to be from bin laden endorsed the failed attempt to blow up an airliner on christmas day over detroit. >> president obama is using baltimore as an example. >> with the president needed a small business so he could talk about helping small business, the white house called the chesapeake machine co. of highlandtown, and that was only this past tuesday. >> we have never had a president here. >> it's nice to see a functioning, well oiled machine. that is a nice change of pace from what we see sometimes up in washington. >> they gave president obama a tour of the company that employs 39, including jerome green, who met the president face to face. >> out of nowhere, just for them to call up like they did tuesday morning and said the president is coming, it blew us away. >> the company has very well during the recession, with contracts locked in. they like the incentives the president announced today, including tax breaks for new hires. a dozen people call today looking for work. >
NBC
Jan 2, 2010 6:00am EST
united states at the time. who can guarantee that there was not another event like that that was going to happen as well. >> they want to use more full body scanners to pick up suspected bombers. britain's prime minister has called for an international summit on terror in late january. theyr an international summit on terror in late january. they want to prevent future terrorist attacks. the pre called for an international summit on terror in late january. they want to prevent future terrorist attacks. the president will be meeting with agencies on tuesday to review security problems and how intelligence can be better shared. nbc news, washington. >> she is america's first baby born in 2010. we will introduce you to her and her mother straight ahead. >> and some humidifiers are being recalled. people talk about the danger they may pose. and your >> the first saturday of 2010. it is cold outside. we will see a mixture of sunshine and cloud today. a big time blizzard is in new england today. we may get anew england today. we may get a few snow flurries as a result. the big story for us, the
NBC
Jan 5, 2010 5:00pm EST
the eastern united states. another chance for a light snow and another shot of cold air coming at us. 38 tamara, a few snow showers could cut the ground. then it clears out, but cold over the weekend with gusty winds and temperatures below freezing saturday and sunday. gradually warming up on monday and tuesday. >> pay down your dad with a few simple steps and google is in the phone business. >> there is a new heavyweight player. google released its highly anticipated next generation phone today. j. gray has a closer look at the nexus one. >> google is ringing in the new year, literally, with the new smart phone. after months of hype, the nexus one was unveiled today at the company's california headquarters, adding another dimension to the google empire that already includes google search, google earth, google maps, google news, and google voice. >> is putting those who will applications out there for people to use and trying people over to smart phones. that is all too will need to drive the volumes. >> it is touchscreen like the iphone and can run multiple applications simultane
NBC
Jan 13, 2010 5:00pm EST
swift, coordinated, an aggressive effort to save lives. the people of haiti will have the full support of the united states.
NBC
Jan 14, 2010 6:00pm EST
people, walt fighting their own colleagues and assessing the damages in their own orphanages, clinics, shelters and kitchens. >> one-third of the country's 9 million people may actually need emergency aid. sally kidd has the very latest. >> the president says u.s. civilian and military aides in haiti will need significant and long-term aid. >> the first round is on the ground in haiti. search and rescue teams, hundreds of relief workers working to save lives. rex is one of the largest relief efforts in what -- in our recent history moving toward haiti. the cru>> and airlift has been p to deliver high priority items like water and medicine. the crux emergency assistance teams will be on the ground there shortly. >> the american red cross also has teams on the way. >> to go in and conduct assessment activities, to set up relief distribution, to find safe places to get our resources in. >> but relief officials say it will take days. >> roads are impassable and communications are limited. president obama urged the people of haiti not to lose hope. it? we say clearly and with conviction, you will not be forsaken, you will not be forgotten. in this, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. >> and he said a second wave of help is on the way. and the navy hospital ship, the comfort. until the ship arrives, the navy says it is using helicopters from a couple of other ships off the coast of haiti to help move people in and out. >> this weekend, a baltimore based hospital ship is expected to set sail for haiti. not only will it provide medical assistance, but millions of gallons of pure drinking water. >> the u.s. and as comfort is being prepared, loaded up with supplies and getting ready to go to haiti. they expect to leave the port of baltimore early saturday morning, three days ahead of schedule. while the ship is known for its hospital facilities -- facilities, what people may not know is that it is able to purify it up to 100,000 gallons of water per day. that is a much-needed resources in haiti. >> on board preparations are underway for -- >> it will definitely be the biggest mission for the ship. >> that means turning the comfort into a fully operational floating 200-50 bed hospital. in the past it has provided dental care, but this time around it will be stretched to its limits. >> we will be able to handle many of those areas with the surgical capability and the primary facilities for the mission. >> this is also where most of the wounded will arrive by helicopter as the comfort will be anchored offshore. down below, the ship's chief nurse showed us four operating rooms, a triage unit, and state- of-the-art equipment that will be used. he said already that emotions are getting the best of him. >> it is overwhelming, which is why we would like to get there yesterday. you never get used to this. in 22 years i've been on a lot of missions, but it is hard to sit here seeing all of this going on and we are not there yet. >> besides medical help, the u.s.s. comfort may be able to offer assistance with drinking water, thanks to these four distilling plant on board that can turn 100,000 gallons of seawater into drinking water per day. there is no doubt that the crew have their work cut out for them, but that his comfort for their capt.. the ship is expected to be stocked with about 600 medical personnel. it may make a stop in miami to pick up food and medical supplies. it is expected to be in haiti by january 22, but the captain tells me they would like to be there a day or two earlier. >> members of the howard county church were set to begin a mission to haiti on wednesday, just one day after the earthquake. now their plans have changed, but it is not stopping them from helping out the needy. 18 was set to board a flight to haiti, planning to drill wells and conduct medical clinics at the eden garden orphanage. that orphanage is 60 miles north east of port-au-prince. no one was injured there. but that will not stop the local group effort from pitching in. but my guess is that as soon as we can get permission from the airports, then we can get permission to get over there and try to supply the community with clean water. >> the new hope church is doing all it can locally to help the orphanage and the surrounding community. brian williams is in haiti, hosting a special one-hour edition of the massive humanitarian effort going on there. that will be tonight immediately following this newscast. >> baltimore's incoming mayor named the top of her transition team. she wants the team to review all city agencies and report back in six weeks. >> the transition team will also provide a structured framework for exploring new policies and of the new initiatives. we have had -- focused on new initiatives. the we have had that tock already today. >> sheila dixon is resigning as part of the plea deal in the two criminal cases against her. >> senator paul sarbanes stands as the longest serving state senator. >> most people consider paul sarbanes apolitical icon. click on is -- click on his picture and "man of -- political servant" will pop up. >> hearing and reputation as an intellectual giant in the u.s. senate for 32 years. -- he earned a reputation as an intellectual giant in the u.s. senate for 32 years. on this occasion, he shares some wisdom. >> reasonable people can differ from what the policy should be, but it is essential that within the context of those differences that they show their respect for one another. >> sarbanes knew how to listen, compromise, and bring people together. >> he would get a call and say, you ought to do it this way, and mike miller with a, you are wrong, etc., and everyone would have believed by the end that they were right. >> the colleagues from the house watergate commission [unintelligible] for obstruction of justice against president nixon. the fruits of his labor in the senate include the sarbanes oxley act, in the wake of the accounting scandals in the wake of enron. >> we are thankful for the legacy of integrity in the government, the legacy of effectiveness in government. >> sarbanes and his two sons were on staff -- were on hand for the ceremony. sarbanes left with a house and senate resolution thanking him for his service. >> the state's senate also honored sarbanes, now 76. he has three grown children and six grandchildren. his wife, christine, of 44 years sadly died of cancer in march. >> stay with us. there's more news ahead. >> it seems like everybody has got raven's fever. a live report, coming out. >> where is my hat? the biggest member of the ravens remains the biggest injury concern going into the big game. >> see how long our january fall will last. the forecast, coming up. right now, 40 degrees [ male announcer ] it's our hottest offer of the season, but it's melting fast. this is your last chance to get $150 back plus a free multi-room dvr for 3 months when you switch to verizon fios tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month with a one-year agreement. with fios tv, you get an amazing hd picture along with internet service that's fiber-optic fast. both were ranked highest in customer satisfaction by j.d. power and associates. and don't miss out on your chance to watch the big game in fios hd. you won't believe how much better football looks with fios. but you've got to call today. get jaw-dropping fios tv, america's highest rated internet, and unlimited nationwide calling for just $99.99 a month. plus a special double bonus: $150 back plus a free multi-room dvr for 3 months. don't wait. offer ends january 16th. call 1.866.699.fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v. this is fios. this is big. the next two days to go until the big game against the colts and fans are already getting crazy. >> love the helmet, rob. it is a keeper. [laughter] >> i have a leather helmet when i was a kid, so now you know what is wrong with me. at any rate, no matter what where you go, everybody is talking about the ravens. at the sports stage at marlee station, the fans were loading up on raven's year. >> of the ravens. they're gonna go all the way. >> we're on a mission carried >> everybody, order and i do it. -- we are going to do it. >> and who is the most popular raven? >> nothing against ed read and ray lewis, but ray rice definitely spark the team. >> of course, that is before fans got a look at me with my 1930 football helmet. some even got -- a stop to get a picture of old crazy legs of roblin. >> i actually played in a leather helmet. not in 32, but i played one year in a leather helmet. >> you are joking. >> it seems no matter what people were having done to themselves or were doing, they still wanted to talk about our ravens. >> trying to get in shape like ray lewis. he is one of the best and i think they're going to go all the way. >> super bowl this year, right? >> i hope so. >> what is it about the ravens that you like? >> everything. >> you think they're going to win saturday night? >> yeah, they'd better win. but what you think they're going to do saturday night? >> they are going to beat the tar out of them. >> this guy was already seen the of an " star spangled banner." >> ♪ by the dawn's early light ♪ that is just a little bit. >> he's got a beautiful voice. we are already reporting live. >> i'm still trying to recover from the helmet. it look at them, they are ready to go there are even having a door decorating contest that has stretched into the hallway. a field, though -- goalpost, even a mini referee. the wings were so large they stretched down the hallway. that leads us to the ravens text message question of the day. how will you send -- spend your saturday evening? ? the letter "a" if you will be watching it at home on television, the letter "b" if you will be attending the game, or the letter "c" if you will be attending someone else's house. standard text messaging rates for it -- applied. 64% will be watching the game at home so far. 25% will be at a brayden party, and 11% plan to go to the game in person. >> now, your 11 insta-weather + forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> i do not know how you do a party. you have got to be camped in front of a screen concentrating. party after the game, how about that? a lot of folks were smiling about the numbers today, 50 degrees at b.w.i. marshall. the first 50-degree day in baltimore since christmas weekend. if you are near the bay, of water temperatures are chile. normal high is only 41, so we beat that by a few degrees. a few clouds over night and a light southerly breeze will keep the award -- the temperatures warmer tonight and they have been. still in the mid 30's, above freezing all the way to pennsylvania. it a little chillier in salsbury, a typical as the cold air sinks into that low-lying area. but look at western maryland, above freezing for the first time in a long time. most of the region is dry conditions to night. the winds becoming nearly quiet overnight. the arctic air has retreated back into maine and canada. this next bid of pacific air is cutting through texas now. it is likely to bring us just rang for the second half of the weekend. it all the way up to the canadian border, temperatures erupted to the freezing point. temperatures all across the nation redounding a bit from the deep freeze that was with us for a couple of weeks. it looks like the fall will continue on up into the weekend and then next week, it continues to change again. if you're heading westbound tamara, you might run into some wintry weather out in garrett county. sunday is when the texas storm starts to make its approach. simmering getting into southern virginia saturday evening. we will stay dry on saturday and then the wet weather rolls through sunday. hat -- wet and heavy weather as it is tracking through. there is a messy mix developing the deepfreeze tomorrow. temperatures are still around freezing, but it could be a little slick in western maryland mountains. near 50 around the bay. a bit chillier if you are right on the shore. 50 degrees across the lower eastern shore, but again, chillier are along the coast and around ocean city. still mild saturday, rain on sunday. next week, for a while at least a but temperatures will hold pretty close to normal with readings cooling off a bit into the 30's next wednesday. >> ray lewis ernst and all-pro honors for the seventh time in a row. with preparation time winding down for saturday night's game, we return to practice today and he had a heavily taped right ankle. the reinke -- the ravens nepa gaidar on saturday night. -- the ravens the need gauger on saturday. by now, everyone in the western hemisphere knows the ravens like to run the ball. >> we practiced all day today. i do not know if much is going to keep any of these guys out of these games on their side or our side. >> this week's devastating earthquake in haiti had a direct impact on one of the indianapolis colts players. he is a native of south florida. his parents came to america from haiti. most of his family still lives in haiti. he says his mom finally heard from four relatives, but most of his aunts, uncles, and cousins remain unaccounted for. with so much on his mind regarding family, he admits he has had a very hard time concentrating on football and saturday night's game. but he feels grateful for every bit of good news trickling out of haiti. p>8rg+v>> you cannot do much, si just try to do my best here and play for them. i know they are proud, you know. i try to give them a little hope. >> washington with there's -- the washington wizards guard gilbert arenas is facing a felony gun possession charge. one count of carrying a pistol without a license. he admitted to keeping several guns in his locker at the verizon center. he says he did not know he violated washington d.c. laws by doing so. last week, he placed the gun in front of a teammate's locker in a "misguided attempt at a joke." it has already cost him more than $700,000 in lost wages. stay with us. tom tasselmyer has a look at the forecast straight ahead. to our community it's our lifeline to the emergency information we need it's a free service that provides free entertainment. but one day soon, it could be taken away. there's a movement among special interest groups to limit free antenna tv and millions of americans who depend on it would lose out. let's tell congress to keep free antenna tv as part of our communications future. always free and always local. >> supplies are arriving in haiti and now workers have the monumental task of organizing a man getting them to the victims of the earthquake. a hospital ship from baltimore will head to haiti this weekend. also, a man is struck with his own car. it happened -- a man is forced into the trunk of his own car. into the trunk of his own car. >> as we head toward purple friday -- could there be a bigger purple friday? 48 tomorrow, 47 saturday, rain moving through on sunday with temperatures in the upper 30 cozy and then a clears off and temperatures steady off and hold pretty close to normal for most of next week. >> we will not feel the rain on sunday. we will not care. >> it will be liquid sunshine on sunday. >> are you ready for this? >> i'm not playing in the game. >> we are going to listen to you. >> easy for me, i do not have to hit anything [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- --www.ncicap.org--
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Jan 25, 2010 6:00am EST
>> i'm brook hart in washington. days after massachusetts voters delivered a shocking setback to president obama advisors say he will not be pushing the reset button in his second year in office. that story coming up. >> grim numbers from haiti as the search for survivors turns into a recovery effort. >> and before we start gathering up two of every animal, let's find out first how long all of this rain will last. the insta-weather plus forecast as 11 news today continues right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy captioned by thenational captioe -- www.ncicap.org -- >> good morning, everybody. i'm lisa robinson in for mindy basara. >> i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> let's check today's forecast with tony pann. >> just called you noah pann. >> you might be able to take a vote on some of these roads -- a boat on some of these roads. we've had over two inches of rain. there's a lot of standing water. be careful, hydroplaning is a possibility this morning. be careful. and the winds are gusting over 30 miles an hour. if you're driving a high-profile vehicle, hold on to the steering wheel. let's look at h.d. doppler. we're socked in with the rain up and down 95, but the western suburbs getting a little break right now. around westminster things have tapered off. there's heavy rain coming into your west, into frederick county. basically the rain will be with us through the drive time but taper off this afternoon. we're in the upper 50's right now. we're going to drop off to around 50 by the time you drive home from work. so the temperature will go down. but until the upper 50's at the present time. rain showers will still be lingering i think at noon. by 4:00 or 5:00 we should get a peak of sunshine. the evening commute better than the morning commute. the morning commute is sure busy. let's check in with sarah caldwell now and see what's happening on the roads. >> we're seeing a lot of weather-related problems out there. unfortunately as you head out, you're going to want to give yourself some extra time. we have an accident. we're hearing it is now off to the side. it was blocking two center lanes but moving better now in that area. northbound 95 at 895, a tractor-trailer fire reported. meantime, southbound harrisburg expressway approaching belfast road, watch for a right lane closure and part of the left lane. this is due to a downed tree. we're also dealing with some problems in glen burnie. nabs creek road some downed wires. eastbound 32 at dorsey run, another accident coming in to us. a live view outside. if you're traveling at the bay bridge, that's one bridge where we have wind warnings in effect. same situation at the key bridge. again, use extra caution. 95 at 395 look better now that that accident is off to the side. we'll keep you posted on any new problems that crop up. that's the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you both. >> our big story, flee men are in police custody in connection with a murder of a maryland marine. >> 11 news reporter jennifer franciotti is live at central booking with that story. good morning, jen. >> good morning. these three suspects were allegedly party crashers in this case over the weekend. private first class darius ray was at this party when this incident occurred. he was stationed in d.c. he was once a star athlete in football, basketball, and track in high school in montgomery county. just four days after his 20th birthday the marinas at a party in northeast baltimore. around 4:00 in the morning police say several people from the neighborhood crashed the party. they were asked to leave. they did. but police say they came back with a knife and stab and killed darius ray. >> this is a terrible catastrophe that an individual is going to a party -- forget the fact that he's a veteran, dedicating his life to protect our country. this is somebody that goes to a party and dies. that's not a message we want to send. >> all three suspects in this case are behind bars. they are facing numerous charges, including first degree murder. we'll have more on the story come up at 6:30. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. and anne arundel county police officer accused of sexting an underaged girl will appear in court this morning. the 27-year veteran of the force was arrested last week after it was learned he allegedly exchanged explicitly sexual messages with a 16-year-old girl. he's currently suspended without pay. >> no word as to what caused a home to go up in flames, claiming the life of one person. the first flames were spotted around 2:30 sunday afternoon inside this mom on bayview drive. victim was pronounced dead at the scene. investigators say the fire started on the second floor of the home. it's unclear why. mayor sheila dixon and council president stephanie rawlings blaiks joined -- blake joined firefighters talking to homeowners about fire safety. a woman and her two granddaughters died wednesday night when her home went up in flames. investigators say the home did have working smoke detectors. >> more grim news out of hate yit this morning -- haiti this morning as the cleanup and recovery efforts continue. government officials now report 150,000 bodies have been buried in mass graves, and the total number of dead could reach 300,000. meanwhile, the island nation continues to be rocked by after shocks leaving 600,000 homeless and 250,000 others suffering injuries. meanwhile, americans continue to reach into their hearts and wallets to aid in the relief efforts. while friday's megatelon this brought in an estimated $57 million in donations, closer to home the congregation of baltimore's progressive first baptist church held a benefit concert of their own on saturday. while some participants had very personal stories cekding them to the tragedy -- connecting them to the tragedy, they all said they had to do something to help. >> one of my buddies lives in one of the suburbs in haiti, in port-au-prince. their home is totally devastated. he's still trying to locate his dad. >> i'm elated. there's no words to explain how we feel. it's exciting to be able to serve and give back. >> the money raised goes to the christian humanitarian organization, world vision. there's much more coverage of the haiti disaster on our website, wbaltv.com. there can you follow our own lowell melser's dramatic first-hand accounts of the devastation and relief efforts as well as information on how you can help. again, that's on the homepage 6 our website, wbaltv.com. >> in washington this week president obama delivers the first state of the union address of his term. there are strong signs he'll want americans to look ahead and not so much back on his first year in office. 11 news reporter brook hart has details. >> ahead of president obama's first state of the union address one top aide admits voters haven't seen the change they were promised. >> they have a reason to be frustrated with everybody because we have not delivered yet. we're now in washington. we have to change the culture here. >> the white house is coming off a blistering week. the upset g.o.p. win in massachusetts republicans say shows voter outrage over the president's health care overhaul. >> all across the country, even in the most liberal state in america arguably, massachusetts, the people are telling us, please don't pass this bill. >> the obama team heard a voter call to fix the economy, add jobs. >> we're not going to stop fighting until we add jobs for everybody. >> analysts are skeptical. >> this president doesn't come easy to populism and it's not terribly convincing. but when you're in a panic, this is one of the things you do. i think they're in a panic right now. >> obama advisors deny panic or a message overhaul. >> in washington people look for signs, cues for their script to say, here's obama 2.0. this is obama -- this is the obama who ran for president. >> the president tapped his 2008 campaign manager to come back and help democrats avoid more losses this fall. on the day of the president's state of the union republicans will be gathering in hawaii, the president's birthplace, to plot their own strategy for the mid-term elections. in washington, brook hart, wbal-tv 11 news. >> that brings us to our "watercooler question of the day." do you think president obama needs to change his message in this week's state. union address? email your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 6:08. 57 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the "bloomberg business report." >> also ahead, cleanup efforts are underway in one of texas' biggest oil spil in more than a decade. we'll tell you what happened. >> and a teenager gets ready to embark on the biggest journey of her life. we'll tell you all about her upcoming odyssey. >> it's blustery and rainy this morning, but we are inside at the fire museum of maryland talking about the great fire of baltimore. a little history lesson for you coming up. >> and as far as your morning commute, dealing with some weather-related issues. we'll update you coming up. what's our favorite part of honey bunches of oats? the sparkly flakes. the honey-baked bunches! the magic's in the mix. my favorite part? eating it. honey bunches of oats. taste the joy we put in every spoonful. we call the bunches in honey bunches of oats the prize in the box. well, now there's a prize inside the prize. pecans! pecans! baked into crunchy oabunches. taste the delicious surprise in every spoonful. new honey bunches of oats with pecan bunches. beautiful. >> welcome back to 11 news today. 6:11. 58 degrees downtown at the maryland science center. it is awfully wet out there this morning. we'll hear more about that in a moment. more than a sen century ago a tragedy that devastated baltimore. >> we go to sandra shaw. good morning. >> good morning. we are talking about the great baltimore fire of 1904. it was on february 7 that it happened. so february 7, another century later, we ever having a tour at the fire museum of maryland. it wiped out a lot of city. steve, this photograph is actually pretty interesting. tell me what it actually shows here. >> we like this photograph because in the corner you can see the city hall. that was the northern extent of the fire. you can also see the electric wires which were a major problem in fighting the fire. the streams of water could not get passed the wires in an effective manner. >> how much was taken out? >> a square mile. >> it changed the way we fight fires, too. right? >> that's true. particularly in the way we do our hoses. >> they have excellent documentation. february 5 is when they open back up for tours by appointment. the 7th, there's one you can call for reservations for that. let's talk weather. a massive precipitation encompassing the entire state. some of this heavier, embedded rainfall. we've already seen a couple of inches on average. more to come. not ending until this afternoon. tony, you have more on that. >> that's right. it's not a great morning for driving or anything else out there on this monday. winds gusting over 30 miles an hour. there's a lot of standing water. the rain will continue steadily, i think, for a while now. at least through the drive time. we have a number of warnings in effect. there's minor flood going on. there's now a coastal warning in effect for anne arundel county, baltimore city, harford county. we have a southeast wind that's pushing water cross the bay on to the western shore. the high tides i think are going to come in above normal as well. if you're living near the coast, you may have that problem in addition to the heavy rain. a 44 mile-per-hour gust at dulles airport. 32 mile-per-hour gust at b.w.i. 33 in westminster. if you're driving a high-profile vehicle, make sure you hang on to your steering wheel and watch out for the standing water. here's a little bit of good news. the precipitation does taper off once you get into western maryland, west virginia and back into ohio. it will take a couple of hours for the back edge of this to get close to us. i'd say off and on rain showers through the morning. the evening commute will be much better. the temperatures are nice. we're in the 50's. you can see how it fall offs on the other side of the mountains. it's 38 in cincinnati. 31, chicago. this will be the warmest part of the day. by the time you drive home, the temperature that drop off, maybe seven or eight degrees. it's 57 at the airport. the average high is 41. it's 56 in randallstown. same in parkin. we'll have a couple of degrees before the front comes through and the temperatures drop off. the rain likely this morning. it's going to be windy. it's going to be mild. the high temperatures in the upper 50's this morning. this afternoon the temperatures drop off maybe into the upper 40's and low 50's. it will dry out tonight. partly cloudy skies. low temperatures down into the lower end of the 30's. the seven-day forecast will be colder as we head through the rest of the week. 42 tomorrow with maybe snow flurries in the 30's on wednesday and thursday. at the end of the week another storm comes out of the gulf of mexico. this time there's going to be some cold air for it to play with. we're going to see a chance for rain oar snow starting late friday and into saturday. but for this morning, it's windy, wet, unpleasant. it's all of those things. let's see how things are rolling on the roads. >> you're right. it's not the kind of weather you want to drive in. you might need an early start. we have a lot of weather-related issues. downed trees, downed wires. let's get you up to date on latest problem spots. right at falls road and mount carmel road, word of a downed tree. we're also hearing about the same situation at route 832. that's in union bridge, carroll county. a downed tree blocking lanes there. in sykesville, another downed tree to watch for. and glen burnie, lanes closed due to downed wires. 32 at dorsey run, watch for an accident location in the process of being cleared. traffic, 50 at maryland 8 so far so good. wind warnings in effect both here and at the key bridge this morning. 95 and 395 looks good but volume picking up. that's latest on traffic pulse 11. over to you. >> taking a look at some of our top stories, search and rescue crews continue to scour the lebanese coast after an ethiopian jetliner crashed shortly after take off last night. so far four bodies have been recovered from among the 90 passengers and crew. the flight took off amidst heavy rains and lightning, but it's unclear if that's what caused the flight to crash. three young boys ages 8, 9 and 11 wiewng an iced over -- walking on an iced over river fell through. divers pulled the children out yesterday afternoon but all three died at hospitals. police aren't sure what prompted the boys to walk out on to the icy water. and a texas official says crews are working to protect two sensitive wildlife areas after a crude oil spill shut down parts of a major port. about 462,000 gallons of oil spilled into the water saturday when a tanker collided with a towing vessel. officials say it's the largest spill in texas in 15 years. >> more than 10,000 employees of wal-mart's sam's club are losing their jobs. that's about 9% of their staff. the cuts come as wal-mart outsourceses its product sampling department to a marketing company called shopper events. wal-mart officials tell employees shopper events will hire as many employees as they're laying off and encourages its staff to reapply for their old jobs. we get a look at how the real estate market is fairing this morning when the national association of realtors releases its report. analysts predict a sharp drop. november got a boost for people rushing to qualify a tax credit for home purchases. the credit has been extended until april 30. the political wind in washington may be turning in fed chief ben bernanke's favor. 11 news reporter jane king has had a story and more in the "bloomberg business report." >> federal reserve chairman bernanke may be breathing easier this morning. the senate is expected to vote this week on whether or not to give mr. bernanke a second term. online traders raised the odds of approval to 92%. others are also predicting bernanke will keep his job so republicans like john mccain said he's against reappointing bernanke. as for trading, stocks sank capping the three-day decline. financial shares slum sphoj president obama's plan to rein in banks. and your bloomberg maryland index also fell. lockheed martin, as we near the state of the union, according to government officials the pentagon will request about $189 billion for weapons development and purchases. that's $4 billion more than current spending. the increase would help pay for more of lork heed's fighters as well as the lockheed martin air force radio program. and the white house deciding to outsource nasa work. this could lead to lockheed competing for contracts to shuttle astronauts to and from space. the paper says the proposal will be included in president obama's budget. that's business at the new york stock exchange. i'm jane king, bloomberg news for wbal-tv 11 news. >> this morning a teenage girl is on her way to achieving her dream of a record-break journey. 16-year-old abby set sale saturday from california in her quest to become the youngest person to conduct a solo voyage around the world. her triple take her through cape horn and the southern atlantic ocean, which is known for having the roughest seas on the planet. the triple take about six months to complete. wish her the best of luck. >> 6:20. 58 degrees. another check of weather and strask straight ahead. >> also, after a pair of exciting conference championship games the stage is set for super bowl xliv. keith mills has highlights in sports. and e-mail your answer to our "watercooler question of the day." do you think presm premeditate needs to change -- president obama needs to change his message in the state of the union address? email your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> and here are last night's maryland lottery numbers. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. it's a wet and windy start. you're going to need some extra time out there if you're traveling along falls road at mowptd carmel road -- mount carmel road, a downed tree. union bridge, route 832, a downed tree. sykesville, mineral hill road, watch for closures in effect there. normal volume-related delays on 95 and west side outer loop. and eastbound 32 at dorsey run, an accident coming in. all lanes closed in glen burnie aat knaps creek road. roads are slick. we have wind warnings in effect at the bay bridge and key bridge. 95 at 395, so far so good. volume is building certainly on inbound 395 in toward town. that's the latest on traffic pulse 11. tony has more on this soggy forecast. >> good morning. yeah, not a surprise you're reporting trees down. the winds are gusting over 40 miles per hour right now. in addition to heavy rain you have to keep this in mind. a lot of standing water. let's work our way from the east to the west. heavy rain across the eastern shore counties. a little break in the actions around baltimore city and the immediate western suburbs. that won't last very long. there's another batch of heavy rain coming into frederick county and heading up towards taneytown in carroll county. the rain will be with us off and on through the drive time, but it will get better later today. the forecast, windy and miemed d this morning. temperatures in the upper 50's. those will fall off as the rain comes to an end later this morning. expect temperatures to drop down close to 50 by about 4:00 this afternoon. it should be dry i think by that time. a little better news later today. seven-day forecast coming up. first, over to the man, keith mills. >> peyton manning is the man. he is in. brett favre is not. the colts and saints played their way to super bowl xliv. new orleans beat the vikings 31-28 in overtime. the colts beat rex ryan's jets 30-17 sunday in indianapolis. it was mark sanchez who set the jets to an early lead. perfect pass to braylon edwards. 7-0 jets. it was 17-6 late in the half. peyton manning. talking about getting your team back in it. to austin collie. takes the air out of the jets. 17-13 at the half. second half. look at rex ryan. rex ryan is irate that the officials hit a late mark on mark sanchez and he let them know it get out of his way. then he watched peyton manning put it away. three t.d.'s. 30-17 the final. manning headed to the super bowl for the second time. >> we expected a 60-minute grind. that's my word for the day, as you can tell. try not to say obviously. it's been a habit of mine so i'm saying grind. >> we tried everything. tried man two-man, zone, you name it. you got to give him credit, man. he is one heck of a quarterback. we definitely had some issues there. >> rex is right. manning right now just too good, playing at too good a level. jets all over his receivers. it does not matter. the colts will play the saints in super bowl xliv. brett favre and the vikings the early lead. adrian peterson, 7-0. one of the few times peterson held on to the ball. he fumbled three times. favre threw two interceptions. the second one huge! 19 seconds left. back across his body. a no-no! and tracy porter picks it off, sends the game to overtime. oh, bret says why -- brett says why did i do that? calling on hartley to win it in o.t. he does. drills it. let the celebrations begin. 31-28. saints head to their first super bowl ever. that is set for two weeks in miami. super bowl xliv sunday, february 7, 6:25 kickoff. the colts early four-point favorites. you have to feel great for the city of new orleans four and a half years after katrina. unbelievable story. >> good for them. >> 6:27. 57 degrees on tv hill. there's much more to come in the next half-hour of 11 news today. >> police made three arrests in the murder of a u.s. marine over the weekend. i'm jennifer franciotti. details are next. >> and those high winds resulting in downed trees all around the area and some closures in effect. we'll update you on that and more coming up. >> the fire museum of maryland re-opens for tiewrdz next week. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> i'm lisa robinson in for mindy basara. thanks for joining us. meteorologist tony pann has a quick look at this windy, rainy forecast. >> all of those things. the winds close to 40 miles per hour. a lot of trees reported down. power lines down as well. sarah will be in in a second to let you know how that's going to affect the traffic. let's look at h.d. doppler to start with. heavy rain on the eastern shore right now. a little break in the rain around baltimore city. that's nice. but it won't last long. there's more rain in the western suburbs to come in. some of that is heavy. if we take a wider view, you can see the precipitation cuts off in west virginia. that will be here it looks like later this morning and into this afternoon. the further we go into the day, the better it's going to get. this morning, windy, mild wind gusts over 40 miles per hour. when we come back, we'll look at the seven-day forecast. >> he was willing to give his life for his country. instead, a young maryland's marine's life ended at a party in northeast baltimore. >> now city police say they have the men responsible for his murder. 11 news reporter jennifer franciotti joins us from central booking with more details on the story. good morning, jen. >> good morning. yesterday police made three arrests. they say the suspects are in their 20's and from baltimore. they say the suspects were not invited to the party that was attended by the victims. and they believe a marine lost his life for no good reason. >> a facebook page has been set newspaper memory of darius ray a private first class marine stationed in washington, d.c. he was once a star athlete in football, basketball, and track in high school. >> he was just a joy to coach. he was incredibly athletic. he holds school records from as far back as the early 1970's for the high school. in the long jump, the high jump, and the triple jump. >> just four days after his 20th birthday, ray was at a party in northeast baltimore. around 4:00 in the morning police say that party was crashed. they were asked to leave and did, but allegedly came back with a knife stabbing and killing ray. >> this is a terrible catastrophe, that an individual is going to a party -- forget the fact that he's dedicating his life to protect our country. this is somebody that goes to a party and dies. that's not a message we want to send. >> police say they worked round-the-clock to find ray's killers. and early sunday morning, just more than 24 hours after the crime, three men were arrested -- michael wiggins, nicky woodward, and vernon hadley, all in their 20's, and all from baltimore. they're behind bars facing numerous charges including first degree murder. >> we have to start making a big deal about cases like this and these kinds of people. people that bring weapons to a party and cause harm, we don't want those kinds of people on our streets. >> live at central booking, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> as legislators meet for week two of the general assembly, they'll get a set of marching orders. a $3,000 tax decree credit for businesses. it's hoped incentives will take some 6,700 people off state unemployment roles. also on the wish list, a tax credit for consumers who buy electric vehicles, and mandatory lifetime supervision for convicted sex offenders. the governor is expected to elaborate on these proposals in next thursday's state of the state address. >> good morning. what a mess out there. let's see what's going on. tracking several downed trees around the area. it is a windy, wet start to your morning commute. falls road at mount carmel road, all lanes closed. same situation in carroll county. again, all lanes closed. mineral hill and sykesville a downed tree blocking all lanes. and westbound liberty road, watch for closures due to a downed tree. accident westbound i-70 near 32. some lanes blocked. glen burnie, some downed wires. and 32 at dorsry run, watch for an -- at dorsey run, watch for an accident. leave early if you can. wind warnings in effect at the bay bridge. everything moving well despite that heading in from the eastern shore. 95 at 395. no problems here but delays forming in the white marsh area heading southbound. now we check in again live with sandra shaw. she's giving us a little bit of a history lesson. >> good morning. opening next week are the tours for the fire museum of maryland. and basically it's special time because on february 7, there's a commemoration of the great fire of baltimore. take a look at this room. this is a room under renovation. you guys are up to a lot of work always here. there's always something new every year. >> that's right. >> true. this is what we call our discovery room. we've just finished blocking in three 10-foot doors. we're looking for some contractors to help with us insulating, putting in dry wall. we'd like to do it soon. we're trying really hard to find some people that can help us. >> it's such a worthy cause. it's the third largest fire museum in the world. check it out. again, tours are by reservation and appointment. they start and resume february 5. let's talk weather. it is wild this morning. the winds are very, very gusty. and the rain is significant. take a look at the seven-day forecast. the good news is the rain will be out of here at least by this afternoon. but a couple of other systems could bring a few flakes around, headed in our forecast later this week. that's it for now. back to you. >> 6:36. 57 degrees on tv hill. you've seen computer programs that can translate any language into english. but how about the language of babies? more on the app that knows what your toddler is trying to tell you. >> and we're still taking your answers to our "watercooler question of the day." do you think president obama needs to change his message in this week's state of the union address? email your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> if being a defendant in a jury trial isn't stressful enough, imagine look in the jury box and see s the president of the united states deciding your fate. president obama is being called for jury duty. the president's name was pulled from among the roles of potential jurors in his home district of cook county, illinois. the president is supposed to answer the call later today, but the white house is expected to have the president excused. no sitting president has ever served on a jury. >> you want to know why your baby is crying? there is an app for that. the iphone has an application called the cry translator. the company claims that after listening to a baby's cries for 10 seconds, the app will light one of the icons. those icons will show whether the baby is hungry, tired, bored, sleepy, stressed or in discomfort. the app creator says the program is to help parents identify with their child's situation but is not a substitute for a doctor. >> maybe they can work on one for adults. 6:40. 57 degrees. coming up, the morning's headlines. >> i'm nikole killion in washington with more on the president's message as he prepares for his state of the union address this week. that story coming up. >> i'm tony pann. heavy rain, strong winds. gusts over 40 miles per hour. we'll let you know when the conditions improve. we'll check the forecast. first a look outside. light rain in baltimore city. 57 degrees at the top of the hour. stay tuned. weather is next. >> welcome back to 11 news today. it's 6:43. still no word as to what caused a home in anne arundel county to go up in flames, claiming the life of one person. the first flames responded around 2:30 this afternoon inside the home of bayview drive. the victim whose identity has not been released was pronounced dead at the scene. investigators say the fire started on the second floor of the home but it's still unclear why. and anne arundel county police officer accused of sexting an underaged girl will appear in court this morning. the 27-year veteran of the force was arrested last week after it was learned he allegedly exchanged messages with a 16-year-old girl a crime that could send him to prison anywhere from five to 20 years. he's currently suspended without pay from the police force. and homicide detectives are asking for your help finding whoever killed an iraq war veteran last month. police say steven was found dead inside his home in west baltimore. he served two tours of duty with the marine corps in iraq. authorities say he frequented the area between the 39 and 4800 blocks of garrison boulevard. anyone with information on his death is asked to call baltimore city police. >> a big week for the president. wednesday he will deliver his first state of the union address. with his poll numbers and agenda at stake, president obama is starting to change his tone. 11 news washington bureau reporter nikole killion has a look ahead. >> the speech is still being written, but white house officials say that the president will sharpen his focus on the economy and creating jobs. at the white house today president obama focuses on the middle class with a task force meeting on how to help struggling families, a theme expected to play a big part in his state of the union address. the president offering a preview friday. >> so long as i have some breath in me, as long as i have the privilege of serving as your president, i will not stop fighting for you. i will take my lumps, but i won't stop fighting to bring back jobs. >> facing sagging poll numbers amid discontent over unemployment and a slow recovery, white house advisors say the president will lay out his plans for the economy wednesday night. >> whatever the appropriate approach is the president will be straight up with the nation. >> that straight up approach part of a message from the white house. over the weekend it was announced he would bring back his campaign manager. officials deny it's part of a shake-up following the win by scott brown. >> if republicans want to assume that the outcome of what happened in massachusetts is a big endorsement of their policies, i hope they misread that election as badly as anybody could. >> top congressional republicans say they believe that the message in massachusetts was clear. they also say they believe it was spurred by opposition to the president's health care plan. and despite calls to start over, the white house still hopes to salvage it. in washington, nikole killion, wbal-tv 11 news. >> that brings us to your answers to our "watercooler question of the day." >> do you think the president needs to change his message? >> we'll post more answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on a busy morning rush out there. it's a mess. we're dealing with high winds and rain. and as a result several problem spots. eastbound 32, an accident still clearing. and glen burnie, shut down a nas creek road. and just passed 32 an accident off to the side. some closures remain in the effect in the area of pine knob road at mineral hill road in sykesville. watch for that, because of a downed tree. same in union bridge, church road at route 832. watch for delays. delays are forming but fortunately not at the bay bridge. there are whipped warnings in effect though here -- wind warning in effect though. and definitely see something delays on the west side. this is actually liberty. we have a pretty stacked ride heading down towards edmondson. that's the latest. we check in again live with sandra shaw, again with a history lesson. hi. >> we're at the fire museum of maryland. the great fire of baltimore, 1904. more than a century ago. it happened on february 7 this year it's pretty cool. there is going to be a tour that take takes you through on february 7. where the fire took place and how much it decimated in the city of baltimore. a whole square mile. >> please join us sunday, february 7. wayne is our tour guide. >> sounds great. just call here for the reservation? >> yes. 410-321-7500. >> that fire was interesting because somebody just dropped a cigar or cigarette, you said. after that sort of the weather elements played a big deal with it. >> yes. the wind was blowing up to 33 miles an hour it whipped the fire into a frenzy, creating a hail storm of fire. >> well, it's really something you can learn from. you can learn so much here at the fire museum of maryland. tours resume by reservation on february 5. that's next week. something to look forward to. it's a great activity. they appreciate it here. let's talk weather. adds we've been telling you all morning, there's a lot going on. a massive moisture encom encompg h.d. doppler. there's little instability. it's in the upper 50's right now. bottom line, more rain at least through the early afternoon. tony, you have more on the whole scenario. >> yes. in addition to the rain the winds have been gusting, like you were talking about. sarah was mentioning the downed trees. that's going to continue i think this morning with the soggy ground. it's saturated. you get a wind gust, 40, 45 miles an hour, that's enough to knock over some trees. we have coastal warnings in effect. the winds are
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united states. they finished 1-2 at the u.s. figure skating championships last night. that's a look at sports. i'm pete gilbert. we'll see you back here tonight at 6:00. >> here's a look ahead to our next hour of news. >> a baltimore family is mourning the loss of four people in a fire. i'm kim dacey. we'll let you know what the fire department is doing to make sure this dsn't happen to anybody else. >> president obama's first anniversary in office comes with a lot of bad news. >> i'm brian mooar in washington. that story coming up. >> a lot of rain headed our way. get the umbrella ready. the insta-weather plus forecast just ahead. >> welcome to "11 news sunday morning." i'm deborah weiner. >> i'm lisa robinson. our top stories in just a moment. first, let's look outside with john collins. john, you were such a good sport to put up with us. >> he is. >> you don't know the half of what's going on behind-the-scenes. it is a nice morning this morning. considering it is january and everything. we have one of those big pacific storms coming in. it is coming into this air that's above freezi
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Jan 13, 2010 5:30am EST
for an aggressive efforts to help them deal with it. >> the united states is offering powerful assistance to haiti and others in the region. we will provide civilian and military disaster relief and humanitarian assistance. >> emergency response teams have been called up from virginia and california. >> there is specialized equipment. some of it is helping to search for victims trapped underneath concrete. >> at least a couple of americans are believed to be trapped in the rubble. a series -- serious loss of life is expected to there. >> we have been working so hard trying to get over the devastation of the last four hurricanes that took place within weeks of each other in 2008. >> the american red cross has pledged $200,000 in assistance and is sending in teams to haiti to help victims get food, water, and shelter. wbal-tv. >> stress affects all americans. a steady to tell you about. >> -- study to tell you about. >> and a girl receives three doses of the swine flu vaccine. it doesn't pose a threat? we will tell you when we come back -- does it pose a it's not fun. my dry skin
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Jan 18, 2010 11:00pm EST
and support are pouring in to haiti from the united states. a local doctor born in haiti is heading back to help perform surgery's. our reporter spoke with them tonight. she joins us live in the studio with the story. >> the doctor is an anesthesiologist at the medical center at st. joseph's. with the support of his association and using his own vacation time, he is making the trek back to help his homeland. this doctor was born in haiti but moved to the united states with his family a year later. he has other family members living there. when he heard the news of the earthquake, he tried to contact them immediately. >> we were finally able to hear from them, and they are all safe. it affects me a little bit more than that. >> he got together with a friend, and they put together a team of medical professionals who are taking their own vacation time to travel to haiti to help. packed up boxes of medical supplies to take with them. >> we want to bring our operating room to haiti. almost a week after the event, most of the crus injuries and the orthopedic trauma that has existed, we ma
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Jan 31, 2010 9:00am EST
unless the u.s. military resumes air lift to the united states. >> it's very difficult to discharge these people on the street with no food, no house. and it's challenging. >> many pharmacies in porta prince were destroyed in the quake. residents now turning to a black market for badly needed medical supplies, which is why these maryland doctors and nurses are bringing 8,000 pounds of equipment, medications and supplies to the capital city. once they're on the ground, they'll work round the clock shifts performing up to 200 surgeries a week, laying the groundwork for a long-term emergency medical response. >> it's something that this hospital is going to be doing for a while with the people in haiti for six months to get them started so they can take care of their patients on their own. >> by bringing what maryland does best, which is compassion and healing, to other people in this world. >> and the shock trauma team will be replace bade new team prom baltimore in a few weeks. >> it's 18 degrees. some maryland home owners are getting a break on their mortgages. >> plus, joining us in the
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Jan 27, 2010 5:30am EST
agenda but an attempt to better explain and defend it. >> the president of the united states. >> in his first address tonight, he takes on the first issue, the economy. >> how to get it back on a firmer foundation. what do we do to put our government back on. >> the middle class is expected to be a dominant theme. he is rolling out new initiatives this week. >> somehow over the past year, independencts have turned againt the president. there is a perception that he may be on this side of wall street and main street. >> i will not stop fighting for you. >> his message tonight, substance not rhetoric says his former speech writer. >> speeches are not going to fix anything. what is going to fix things is a change in policy. >> aides say the president will touch on health care even though it remained in limbo. he will discuss their efforts to combat terrorism. in washington, wbal-tv. >> you can watch his state of the union speech tonight tv 11. >> should marijuana use be legalized in maryland? legislators will tackle that shortly. patients would need a prescription and are required to be re
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Jan 17, 2010 9:00am EST
delivering u.s. aid. >> the united states is a friend, a partner, and a supporter. >> but as the food, water, and medical supplies make their way to those who need them the most, it has become clear the massive relief effort still does not even come close to matching the need here. >> at the white house, three united states presidents promised help for haiti. president obama announced that presidents george bush and clinton agreed to help. >> bridging the partisan divide to help haiti, president obama enlisted his two predecessors for a massive fund raising effort. >> they send an unmistakeable message to the people of haiti and the world. in these difficult hours, america stands united. >> generous americans have already given millions. >> who cannot? >> in pass deana donors didn't even have to step out of their cars. in miami's little haiti, vice president biden assured haitian americans that help is coming despite a bottleneck caused by the widespread devastation. >> it's like putting a bolling ball through a straw. >> these students survived and escaped. but their might mare isn't over.
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Jan 22, 2010 5:00am EST
injured. being flown to the united states, the critically injured. people are fighting to make it off the island. the streets are lined with people, some try to make any money they can. others are celebrating, despite the dramatic scenes of destruction and devastation that lay behind them. follow his trip on board the usns comfort and view previous reports and learn how to dominate our website, wbaltv.com. be sure to watch tonight at 8:00, a special tariff concert will be held for haiti, featuring george clooney and many stars. that's right here on wbal-tv. >> there's a new battle for the city that could cost taxpayers an additional $38 million. there's a possibility police and fire retirees were underpaid over three years. the city already faces a buildup of $165 million to keep both pensions adequately funded. although lawyers for the union suit for those additional funds? >> the city of baltimore is the sponsor of the plan. it is never a good idea to kill the goose. the city is on the hook. and the taxpayers are on the look for however this turns out. i am not convinced -- let me r
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Jan 27, 2010 11:00pm EST
i cried that whole day. >> stanley was one of a few children that was allowed to come to the united states from haiti. to have them home and safe with them is a dream come true. >> i cannot put into words how happy we are. >> today is a fun day. >> wbal tv 11 news. >> if you want to learn more about the orphanage, go to our web site wbaltv.com and click on news leaks. >> we started the week with spring type temperatures. 44 degrees at the airport. the normal low is 24. we have pulled out of the coldest part of the year. the normal numbers will start moving up a little bit. around freezing near the beltway. it is colder out west. we are getting close to freezing. the cloud cover will keep the temperatures from bottoming out. there may be some scattered light snow showers. there may be snow showers midday which will usher in cold air. 25-32 degrees tonight. variable clouds during the day. the winds will kick in. we will hit 42-47 midday. it will start turning colder tomorrow night. arctic air will come out. this storm is taking the southern route across the u.s. it will take this far
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Jan 18, 2010 12:00pm EST
numbers of wounded continue to rise, humanitarian aid pours in from the united states. one organization lending a hand is catholic relief services here in baltimore. dam it this is as bad as it is. >> the president says the organization is working to get 12 release sites up in haiti to offer food, water, and other necessities. this is at least 80% of the haitian population is catholic, and now is the time when they need their fate -- faith more than ever. >> when everything is lost, we all turn to our faith as an anger, a guide, a source of support -- an anchor, a guide, a source of support. >> the archdiocese doing what they can design support. there will be taking a collection services this week. father ross says they are having a day of solidarity on thursday, urging the congregation to skip a meal or make a sacrifice and i tend special services to pray for the haitians. >> if they cannot join us here, to take some time thursday to pray. that is the kind of assistance that can arrive immediately in haiti. whoever we are, wherever we are, we are all brothers and sisters.
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Jan 19, 2010 6:00am EST
children eligible for adoption to come here to the united states. wbal tv. >> a donation of food, clothing, or money is not enough. >> many are trying to contribute their time and talents to those in need. jennifer franciotti joins us live with more on that part of the story. >> in eight doctors of every kind. -- they need doctors of every kind. tonight, a team from st. joe's medical sister -- medical center is leaving for haiti. >> this doctor got together with different and they put together a team of eight medical professionals to use their own vacation time to go to haiti to help. >> almost a week after the event, most of the crash injuries and the orthopedic trauma that has existed -- we may be doing imputations more than anything else. >> they plan to camp out and work long hours to help as many victims as they can. some are treating earthquake victims are ready. her husband is a dentist. they are providing medical help. she says she is dealing with hundreds of crash injuries, broken bones and burns. they are lacking suture materials and antibiotics. this doctor knows them
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Jan 27, 2010 6:00am EST
is but an attempt to better explain and defend it. >> the president of the united states. >> in his first address tonight, he takes on the first issue, the economy. >> how to get it back on a firmer foundation. what do we do to put our government back on. >> the middle class is expected to be a dominant theme. he is rolling out new>> somehow over the past year, independents have turned againstthere is a perception that he may be on this side of wall street and main street. you. >> his message tonight, substance not rhetoric says his former speech writer. >> speeches are not going to fix anything. what is going to fix things is a change in policy. >> aides say the president will it remained in limbo. he will discuss their efforts to combat terrorism. in washington, wbal-tv. >> if you are traveling south on the campus for express, reports of a vehicle fire. -- harrisburg express wheway, reports of a vehicle fire. an accident coming in a different area once we get a live picture. in cecil county, some flooding. take 276 as a your alternate. seven minutes on 895 north from the harbor tu
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Jan 4, 2010 6:00am EST
. >> you're invited. >> thank you. starting tonight. passengers traveling to the united states will face tougher security measures at airports. it comes in the wake of that attempted troiflt bomb ago board a northwest airlines flights on christmas day. 11 news washington bureau reporter nikole killion has details. >> the new security rules apply to all u.s.-bound international flights, all passengers will be subject to random screening but some may face more scrutiny. beginning today the t.s.a. says passengers flying into the u.s. will face enhanced screening. the tougher measures targeted at those traveling from or through countries of interest and those that sponsor terrorism such as cuba, iran, sudan and syria. >> it's at airports across the globe where terrorists are trying to slip through the cracks and attack us. the terrorists are smart. they know where security is good. they know where security is lax. >> among the new procedures, travelers would be subject to full body scans, patdowns and searches of carry on bags. >> the notion that bad guys are going to hide bombs or what
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Jan 2, 2010 9:00am EST
flights air borne over the united states at the time. and who can guarantee that there wasn't another event about to happen on one of those as well. >> the u.s. is also now trying to convince european nations to use more full body scanners to pick up suspected bombers. britain's prime minister has called for an international summit on terror in late january to talk about preventing future terrorist attacks. >> the president says he will be meeting with agency heads on tuesday to review security problems and how intelligence can be better shared. >> it's 89:09, -- 9:0 t 9 right now. >> our financial expert is standing by with some advice. >> and it's a girl. we will show you 2010's first bundle of joy and a proud >> hope your saturday is going well. it is definitely frigid. a whole lot of nothing over the areas, a couple little flurries, but not making it to the ground. let's take a look and show you where it is snowy. up in new england, northern new england gettled pummeled by a major blizzard, as there's an intense low pressure system. maybe a few flurries this afternoon. sunny out t
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Jan 8, 2010 5:00pm EST
that they were free to board a plane and return to the united states. >> was that the moment when you finally realize you had your son back? >> that was the icing on the cake. >> goldman was separated from sean when he was just four years old. his wife returned to her native brazil for what was supposed to be a two-week trip, but his wife and son did not return. goldman filed court papers asserting his rights that he was a left behind parent. his wife was granted a divorce in brazil and remarried. she died in 2008 while giving birth to a daughter. shawn's step father and grandmother fought to keep him in brazil. >> i had no idea at held extensive this problem was around the world. i think it is a wake-up call for all of us. >> goldman realized it is going to take time for his son to adjust, but already there are glimpses of what once was. >> bits and pieces are coming back to him. a couple of days ago he was outside and yelled out for the first time, a kodak, come here." >> father and son, building new memories together. >> bringing shaun home, the untold story, errors in a special tw
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Jan 14, 2010 5:00pm EST
united states, a mild weather pattern. really, a quiet weather pattern as well. temperatures in the 30's to low 40's around the baltimore area and to the coast. a bit of cloud cover moving through from time to time. temperatures should not be that cold tonight. friday, a continuation of this trend -- the january fall. high pressure off the atlantic coast and low pressure coming out of texas. that purchase milder air into the mid-atlantic. it looks like this will push it in some milder air. it should just be a chilly rain as it moves through sunday. if you're headed west, you will run into the boundary where the cold and mild air collide. snow showers from pittsburgh up to cleveland and detroit. maybe some of that getting into western maryland tomorrow afternoon, but eastern maryland, partly cloudy skies. the changes start to develop on sunday. crossing the border saturday evening that the wet weather comes on sunday. at this point, it appears to be all rain. it will probably be the last mild and dry day tomorrow before the snow comes in for the weekend. around the bay, unless you ar
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Jan 18, 2010 6:00am EST
toll and numbers of wounded continue to rise, humanitarian aid continues to pour in from the united states. one organization lending a hand is catholic relief services here in baltimore. >> this is as bad as it gets. >> the c.r.s. president says the organization is working to get 12 relief sites up in churches in haiti. he says at least 80% of the haitian population is catholic, and now is the time when they need their faith more than ever. >> when everything is lost, i think we all turn to our faith, whichever one it is. for kind of an anchor. a guide. a source of support. >> the archdiocese of baltimore is asking their churches to do what they can to send support to haiti. collections will be taken at services this week. father ross says they're having a day of solidarity on thursday. they're urging the congregation to skip a meal or make a sacrifice, and attend special services to pray for the haitians. >> if they can't join us here to take some time on thursday to pray. that's a kind of assistance that can arrive immediately in haiti. whoever we are, wherever we are, we are all
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Jan 1, 2010 6:00pm EST
were 3500 flights airborne over the united states at the time and who can guarantee that there was not another even about to happen on one of those flights. >> the u.s. is now trying to convince european nations to use more full body scanners. britain's prime minister has called for an international summit on to ever in late january to talk about preventing future terrorist attacks. >> the senate intelligence committee will be conducting its own investigation to find out why there was so much miscommunication. of those hearings begin on january 21. >> if you have never participated, you might think those poor bear jumpers are nats. but why would they do it twice? >> losing weight in getting in shape tops the list when it comes to new year's resolutions. coming up, we will show you people that are getting >> to win, you have to love sports and have the world's largest bladder. he is one of four finalists in the annual ultimate cost to no contest. the battle to see who can watch the most consecutive hours sports. and they can only go to the bathroom every eight hours. if the contest
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Jan 19, 2010 5:30am EST
another development saying that they would allow eligible children for adoption to come to the united states. >> providing medical aid in the nation are doctors from the baltimore region that are using their own time to help to heal the wounded. gen as their stories. >> good morning, and obgyn and her husband who is a dentist are part of a team there now. the medical center is leading with help. dr. max hobart was born in haiti and after learning that his relatives were safe he decided to give their right away. he and his friend that was an orthopedic surgeon are taking their own vacation time with eight other medical professionals that they range -- a range of. they packed up their own medical supplies. >> after the event, the trauma that exists, we may be dng amputations more than anything else. >> the plan to camp out and work long hours to help as many victims as they can. meanwhile, one team is already treating victims. carol ritter and her husband are doctors from baltimore county. she says she is dealing with hundreds of crush injuries. broken bones and burns. her husband says
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Jan 4, 2010 5:00pm EST
. >> it is time for the once in a decade count of every person living in the united states. >> something since this is boring and long. >> 10 questions in 10 minutes. if you do not respond, they have to go looking for you. bair launching a national road trip to convince people why it is so important. the council decides representation in the u.s. house and a lot more. >> almost $400 billion those out each year based on the population. >> there are new challenges like how to find people who lost their homes to foreclosure. illegal immigrants have to be counted. strong privacy laws will not make that easy. >> there is a lack of understanding about why they need to fill it out into gets the information. >> the census is an american snapshot that is 10 years in the making. the government wants you to send in the forms by april 1. >> it does not take very long to fill out. it is easy. college graduates who cannot find a job in the u.s. are heading to other countries. we will tell you about the jobs they're getting overseas. >> a court officer was killed. >> they are heading back to court beca
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Jan 8, 2010 5:30am EST
sending him to the united states. >> the president has now ordered a series of corrective measures to federal agencies, including stronger analysis of intelligence reports, new terror watch list guidelines, and enhanced screening technology and procedures for airports. >> taken together, these reforms will improve the ability to collect, share, integrate, analyze, and act on intelligence swiftly and effectively. in short, they will help our intelligence community do its job even better and protect american lives. >> the president again emphasized that he will hold people accountable, although the white house still won't say if anyone will lose their job over this. in washington, nikole killion, wbal-tv 11 news. >> jay leno, will he hold on to his rein as the first talk show host to land a primetime spot? maybe not. nbc has issueded a statement saying leno and the show are working with the network to improve, but a person speaking on condition of anonymity says the scenario which would move len toe 11:35, pushing the "tonight show" to 12:05, is being considered. the jay leno show has i
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Jan 1, 2010 11:00pm EST
, there were 3500 flights airborne over the united states at the time and who could guarantee there wasn't another event about to happen on one of those flights as well about? >> the u.s. is trying to convince european nations to use more full body scanners. in order to pick up suspected bombers. britain's prime minister gordon brown has called for an international summit on terror in late january. to talk about preventing future terrorist attacks. >> the president says he'll meet with agency heads on tuesday to review security problems and how intelligence can be better shared. jennifer johnson, nbc news, washington. >>> as we begin this new year, some new state laws take effect. the maryland health care commission is now required to have examiners approve physician rating systems, before insurance providers can use them. and also, residents who are covered under the maryland medical assistence program must also now get substance abuse benefits. and there's a new law that authorizes judges to review permit and licensing decisions made by the department of the environment and the bo
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Jan 17, 2010 5:00am EST
delivering u.s. aid. >> the united states is a friend, a partner, and a supporter. >> as food, water, and medical supplies make their way to those who need it most, it is clear that the supplies do not come close to matching the need here. jay gray, nbc news, port au prince haiti. >> at the house, three u.s. presidents promised help for haiti. george w. bush and bill clinton have agreed to throw their weight behind a massive fund-raising effort. >> bridging the divide, president obama issued two leaders. >> these people send an unmistakeable message to these people in these hours -- in these difficult times, americans remain united. >> in pasadena, donenars didn't have to step out of their cars. in miami's little haiti, vice president joe biden assured help is coming, despite a logical bottleneck caused by the widespread devastation. >> it is like putting a bowling ball through a straw. >> they survived their escape, but their nightmare isn't over. >> this isn't any sort of success story because we're missing two professors and four other students. >> we're here and they are not. what do
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Jan 18, 2010 5:30am EST
continues to pour in from the united states. one organization lending a hand is catholic relief services here in baltimore. >> this is as bad as it gets. >> the c.r.s. president says the organization is working to get 12 relief sites up in churches in haiti. he says at least 80% of the haitian population is catholic, and now is the time when they need their faith more than ever. >> when everything is lost, i think we all turn to our faith, whichever one it is. for kind of an anchor. a guide. a source of support. >> the archdiocese of baltimore is asking their churches to do what they can to send support to haiti. collections will be taken at services this week. father ross says they're having a day of solidarity on thursday. they're urging the congregation to skip a meal or make a sacrifice, and attend special services to pray for the haitians. >> if they can't join us here to take some time on thursday to pray. that's a kind of assistance that can arrive immediately in haiti. whoever we are, wherever we are, we are all brothers and sisters. >> several church leaders in haiti, including
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Jan 13, 2010 11:00pm EST
support of the united states. >> the u.s. has orders that would have deported 30,000 haitians. those orders have been suspended. >> this is a member of a charge of volunteering outside of port- au-prince. we sat down with the family. kerry cavanaugh has their story. >> she was nervous about her husband traveling to haiti because of political unrest. she never dreamed a national disaster -- a natural disaster would jeopardize his life. she is holding tight to more phone hoping her husband will respond to repeated text messages and let her know that he survived the earthquake in haiti. >> i would say we love you, and we are very proud. >> she last heard from scott on saturday when he left for a mission trip. >> they were getting ready to take off from haiti. he was telling me goodbye and he loved me. >> this shows the first trip to haiti last year. he returned this year to repair a church damage from a hurricane. the associate pastor knows how challenging the terrain there can be even under the best of circumstances. >> they take their own water with them. now, they would have to look
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Jan 29, 2010 12:00pm EST
, the not -- that wherever divisions and differences may exist in washington, the united states of america stands united as one country. [applause] it is that same spirit of bipartisanship that made it possible for me to sign a defense contract into a reform bill that was co-sponsored by senator mccain and members of congress here today. we have stood together on behalf of our nation's veterans. together, we passed the largest increase in the va is budget in more than 40 years and supported health care reforms to provide better access and medical care for those who served in uniform. some of you also supported credit card bill of rights in support of compensation for those americans that are out of work. and some of you supported stopping tobacco companies from targeting kids come expanding opportunities for those who serve our country, and helping responsible homeowners stay in their homes. we have a track record of working together. it is possible. but as, john, as you mentioned, on some very big things, we have seen some party-line votes that i'm just going to be honest, were di
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Jan 28, 2010 5:00pm EST
state of maryland, and the people of the united states. this is what we do. >> the destruction that has happened out there is unbelievable and it is good to be able to help lend a helping hand. >> before takeoff, gov. martin o'malley came to see the crew off. the governor told the crew how proud maryland is of them. >> as marylanders will all be proud of the fact that this c- 130 with air guard will be going to release supplies into haiti. shortly after the c-130 gets down there, there will also be a group of university of maryland shock trauma doctors, many names familiar to you. they will be going down and also representing us by extension of their service in the relief efforts in haiti. >> at noon, it was time to fire up the engines and headed south. the c-130's heavy lifting ability and the fact that it can take off on short runways makes it an ideal aircraft to bring help to all kinds of earthquake victims. >> and more maryland doctors are heading to haiti, but this group says there is need for the long haul. the first team of doctors, nurses, and other professionals from the unive
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Jan 2, 2010 5:00am EST
device on an aircraft. there were 3500 flights airborne over the united states at the time. who can guarantee that there was not another event like that that was going to happen as well. >> they want to use more full body scanners to pick up suspected bombers. britain's prime minister has called for an international summit on terror in late january. they want to prevent future terrorist attacks. the president will be meeting with agencies on tuesday to review security problems and how intelligence can be better shared. nbc news, washington. >> a cold 26 degrees. still ahead, our new year baby. and the polar bear plunge is a month away. some people are warming up. >> this is a live picture outside. outside. it's our lifeline to the emergency information we need it's a free service that provides free entertainment. but one day soon, it could be taken away. there's a movement among special interest groups to limit free antenna tv and millions of americans who depend on it would lose out. let's tell congress to keep free antenna tv as part of our communications future. always free and a
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Jan 26, 2010 6:00am EST
than they do abut the next speech. >> the president of the united states. a this morning, congress is expecting more bad news for rising deficits. even the malaise -- even the president's allies say it would barely make a dent in it even given the hiring freeze. >> if you are feeling blue, the cold weather makes january and the next month a prime time for depression. the last full week of january is the most depressing day of thethe holidays are over, bills areif you are feeling down, get moving. to combat this, you may want to interact with others to fight depression. and you may want to mark your calendars for june 25. the happiest day of the year is that is bringing us to our watercooler question of the day. depressed around this time of year? email us your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> my jam was so crowded yesterday evening. -- my gymnasium was so crowded yesterday evening. maybe people are trying to work out more. next up, the bloomberg business report. >> and the bizarre incident that left an olympic skaters fathered dead. >> and some thieves left their items in precar
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Jan 29, 2010 5:00pm EST
buddies always with him, and united states marine, and he does it for the athletes. what a man. isn't that beautiful? there he goes under. way to go, jeffrey. it is an amazing thing to see. before he comes out, i am going to talk to my buddy. how many years? >> for years. i missed you a lot. >> thank you very much. this is an amazing thing to see. earlier today, you saw our own tim tooten here at sandy point. over 1000 young people plunged then all together today at noon, led by our own tim tooten. he was cold, but he led these young people in. people from all ages throughout the entire state, middle school, high school, elementary school students, taking part in the polar bear plunge. when we come back at 5:30, there are some very special athletes i want you to me. >> thank you very much. you like to sponsor the polar bear plunge, log on to our website, wbaltv.com. you will find a link to all of our plunger fund raising programs. if you know someone who is taking a polar bear plunge this week in, how about sending them some words of encouragement? texture message of support to this n
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Jan 19, 2010 5:00am EST
billion in grants. today is but a blunt force states to apply for the first- round. the parent company of american airlines has joined the delta, united, continental, and u.s. their way in adopting hired baggage fees as the industry seeks revenue from sources other than tickets. it will be increased by $5 up to $25 for the first checked bag and $35 for the second piece. markets were closed yesterday for the martin luther king holiday. there was a lower close on friday as jpmorgan chase reported a loss in its retail banking unit. we also had markets this morning looking flat and a little quiet as we go back after the long weekend. back to you. >> thank you. the u.s. at 6:15. who has not heard of google? it is recognized worldwide. some companies are cashing in on its high-profile names to get consumers to buy into an on-line theme that could be costly. like many people right now, linda was just try to make ends meet. >> i was looking for a way to make extra money because i only have one job right now, i lost my other job. i thought this would be a good way to earn extra money. >> when s
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Jan 15, 2010 11:00pm EST
horses in the mounted police unit has a new name, slurpee. 7-eleven donated $5,000 to keep the unit running, so that is why one of the horses was renamed slurpee. butch, buster, barney, and bell e are names of some of the other horses. >> leaders took time to honor one of the state's blue ribbon schools. the flag was raised to this morning at eastern technical high school. it is the only school in the state to receive the prestigious award for the second time. schools and howard, frederick, worcester, and calvert counties have also been named blue ribbon schools. >> we are set to inform you that a former member of our wco family has passed away. francine worked as a reporter for us in the late 1990's. she was 43 years old. after leaving wbal, she became the very popular host of a ready shut -- radio show in louisville, ky. a public memorial service is scheduled for monday morning at 10:00 a.m. at southeast christian -- southey's christian church in louisville. >> this is the warmest day we have had in a month. you have to go back to the middle of december to find temperatures in the
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